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Prescott Country Club water service interruption

Residents in the Prescott Country Club area of Prescott Valley need to be prepared for a water service interruption.  Town of Prescott Valley officials say water will be shut down at 10 tonight and will be off 4 hours.  Affected locations include Vigilante Point, Maverick Trail, Hackmore Heights, Rawhide Ridge, Powder Horn Pass and 12075 Highway 69.  The shutdown is due to water system improvements in the area.  To prepare for the shutdown, residents are asked to fill up 1 or more containers for drinking, cooking or bathing purposes, use the bathroom prior to shutdown and fill up the bathtub for additional water that may be needed.  Anyone who has questions or special needs is asked to call the Town of Prescott Valley Utilities Department at 759-3070.  Any problems related to water pressure or supply after construction is over is asked to call CH2mHill at 759-9062.

PV Council considers multi-use path project 

The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tonight to consider funding for the PV Pipeline Multi-use Path Project.  According to Prescott Valley Public Works Director Norm Davis, the Town has been participating with ADOT in the construction process for the PV Pipeline Multi-use Path with Federal Grant funds.  As part of the construction process, additional design and construction of drainage facilities was needed along additional areas along the path. A request has been made to pay ADOT for the Town’s portion of additional drainage work in the amount of more than 80 thousand dollars.    Utilization of grant funding for this project has been authorized through an agreement with the Yavapai County Flood Control District last October.  The Prescott Valley Town Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.   

Lane restrictions overnight on I-17

Watch for lane restrictions if you’ll be traveling overnight on I-17.  In addition to overnight paving on I-17 at Rock Springs Road, ADOT crews have scheduled work to include new guardrail installations, shoulder cleanup and bridge work at Moores Gulch.  There will be alternating lane restrictions in both directions from 6:30 tonight to 6 tomorrow morning between New River and Sunset Point.  Work will continue on guardrail installations overnight through May 5th.  Lane restrictions are possible in both directions during work hours.  This 11 million dollar project includes the removal of a layer of the existing pavement and application of a new layer of smooth asphalt.  Construction is expected to be completed by this summer.  

Funeral services for John Olsen 

Funeral services for a longtime Yavapai County Supervisor and the patriarch of the family behind Olsen’s Grain are this Monday.  John Olsen served as Supervisor for 16 years and in 1979, he helped start Olsen’s Grain.  Olsen also served on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Board of Trustees and Visitor’s Bureau and was recently named an Honorary Alumni.  He also served on the Chino Winds Natural Resource Conservation District, the Catholic Charities, Elks Opera House Foundation and regional hospital Boards and was a long time member of the Yavapai Cattle Growers.   His son-in-law Steve Sischka is a current member of the Prescott City Council.  The 93 year old Olsen passed away last Sunday.  A visitation will take place this Sunday night at 5 followed by a rosary at 6 at Hampton Funeral Home on Cortez Street in Prescott.  The funeral mass is Monday morning at 10 at Sacred Heart Church on Fleury Street.  

Chino Valley Motosports Park Project

Further discussion is expected on a Chino Valley motorsports park project.  A motorsports park has been proposed at Old Home Manor and as part of a lease agreement, the Yavapai College Governing Board has input on future projects at that site.  A recent request to make a presentation to the Board has been declined, but staff has developed an outline of steps for Town Council to consider to ensure an open and very public participation process.  In addition, staff has come up with a number of stipulations of zoning and lease requirements to ensure the Town’s development mission and interests are safeguarded.  On Tuesday, Council heard an update on this proposal with many people, both pro and con, in attendance.  At least 2 public hearings are expected to be held where comments will be accepted.  Mayor Darryl Croft has directed staff to accept an application from the developer.  Once that’s submitted, then the discussion will continue to see if the developer is still in a position to pursue the motorsports park project.  

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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